No matter how young you feel, age and gravity can drag down your eyebrows to make you look old, tired, and angry. A plastic surgery procedure in San Diego, CA, known as browplasty, raises and evens out your forehead skin for a much more pleasing and youthful appearance. Also known as a forehead lift, brow lift surgery with traditional open or state-of-the-art endoscopic techniques can give you smoother skin and a more youthful look that can last up to 10 years. A brow or forehead lift can be a complex plastic surgery, so you will want your brow lift done by a San Diego, CA plastic surgeon with considerable technical skill and experience in facial rejuvenating procedures. Triple board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Chaffoo has the experience and the expertise to help you safely achieve a more refreshed, energetic look at La Jolla Plastic Surgery.
"I truly had the best experience with La Jolla Skin! I was referred here by a friend who received micro needling and raved about how amazing her skin looked and felt after. This friend of mine recently moved to La Jolla from Beverly Hills and is definitely picky when it comes to all things beauty, so I completely trusted her recommendation. I had been wanting to do something more than just your standard facial to help the texture and appearance of my skin... acne scarring, pigmentation from the sun, large pores. I called to schedule my appointment and spoke with Jennifer who was SO sweet and helpful. When I went in for my appointment I have to admit I was a little nervous, but after consulting with Tracy I felt much more at ease. Nancy was the RN that preformed the micro needling and she too was amazing! She calmed my nerves and was just so so great. After having numbing cream on 30 mins prior to the micro needling I literally felt no pain or discomfort during the service. The machine is loud which sounds scary, but honestly it's nothing. My experience here was so wonderful and I look forward to continuing treatments with them. Highly recommend!!"- S.B. / Yelp / Sep 26, 2016
"Dr. Chaffoo is a great surgeon and is kind, gentle, experienced and has a great bedside manner. His staff (Nancy and Tracy) are equally as attentive and thorough. I felt safe and confident. I had my breast implants removed and a lift and a fat transfer to balance them. He did a great job. I am very happy with the results. I would recommend him to anyone."- S.E. / Yelp / Jul 25, 2017
"I just love coming here! Everyone that works here is not only extremely talented, but also very kind and welcoming. I've had microneedling, cool sculpting, vbeam, and a hydrafacial....I'm beyond happy with the results from each of these procedures! This whole team really takes time to listen to all of your questions and concerns, and patiently responds to each and every one. I've never felt like I was left feeling confused about anything, or that I had wasted my money on a service. I'm a client for life! Thank you all for being so awesome, I'd give you 6 stars if I could!"- N.R. / Yelp / Jul 17, 2017
"Very Natural Breast Augmentation, Wonderful Experience - Dr. Chaffoo is the utmost professional. I had a great experience with him from the start to finish of my surgery process, and continue to have a good experience. He is very attentive and caring, and I ended up with fabulous results from my surgery. I also appreciate that Dr. Chaffoo has me come in once per year for a check up, which gives me added peace of mind."- K. / RealSelf / Jul 11, 2017
"I went to La Jolla Plastic Surgery for Coolsculpting. It was a new experience for me but Dr. Chaffoo and his assistant Robert walked me through it and made sure I was comfortable through it all. I have already recommended them to several friends and I'm sure I'll be back soon. Thanks!"- D.A. / Yelp / Jun 22, 2017
At your complimentary consultation, Dr. Chaffoo will evaluate important factors such as your age, the condition of the skin in the treatment area, hair distribution (pattern), and the bone structure underneath. Using this information, he will share with you the options for producing a more youthful appearance, and discuss in detail what to expect with a brow lift including:
- Whether you would benefit most from an endoscopic brow lift or a traditional, open forehead lift
- Surgical technique specific to your anatomy
- The size and location of incisions
- Recovery and risks associated with a brow lift
Dr. Chaffoo's approach allows for a shorter recovery with less bruising and numbness using small, remote incisions hidden in the hairline. The procedure takes just 1 – 2 hours, during which Dr. Chaffoo either eliminates or modifies brow lines by adjusting the muscle and tissue underneath, as well as lifting and securing drooping eyebrows.
Most patients are fully recovered in just a few short weeks, although you should limit your exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light for several months following your brow lift and apply sunscreen liberally throughout the day. You will have bruising, swelling, and numbness that can be treated with cold packs. You should sleep on your back with your head elevated by several pillows for a week after your surgery to promote healing.
The results of a brow lift can be visible right away, but full healing will take about 6 months as the inflammation subsides and the incisions heal. Your results will always make you look younger than you would without a brow lift, but natural aging and gravity will continue to affect your appearance.
An endoscopic or traditional brow lift will usually cost between $6,950 – $9,000. At your initial consultation, Dr. Chaffoo will create a treatment plan based on your concerns and anatomy, which will help him better estimate your costs. Talk to the front office of La Jolla Plastic Surgery to learn more about payment options and medical financing.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $6,950 - $9,000
- Recovery Time
- 1 - 3 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 - 2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- Procedure Recovery Location
Brow Lift FAQs
A brow lift can help with:
- Excess skin on the brow
- Horizontal expression lines across the forehead
- Vertical frown lines or furrows between the eyebrows
- Sad, tired, or grumpy appearance caused by a low eyebrow position
- Asymmetric eyebrows
For even greater facial rejuvenation, many men and women elect to get eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) or facelift surgery (rhytidectomy) at the same time as their brow lift. Nonsurgical facial treatments like microdermabrasion and chemical peels can also help the results of a brow lift.
Why Dr. Chaffoo?
If you're considering a facial sculpting plastic surgery procedure such as a rejuvenating brow lift, San Diego, CA plastic surgeon Richard Chaffoo, MD, FACS, FICS can help. He is among a select group of plastic surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery) and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Feel confident with his unique training and his extensive, 20+ years of real world experience.